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Green Vision Goals
The Green Vision will transform San José into the world center of Clean Technology innovation, promote cutting-edge sustainable practices, and demonstrate that the goals of economic growth, environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility are inextricably linked. Council adopted the Green Vision, comprised of ten aggressive goals related to jobs, energy, water, waste, trees, and transportation, in October 2007.
 
By the year 2022, the City of San José in tandem with its residents and businesses will:
 
Goal 1: Create 25,000 Clean Tech Jobs as the World Center of Clean Innovation
Goal 2: Reduce Per Capita Energy Use by 50%
Goal 3: Receive 100% of Our Electrical Power from Clean, Renewable Sources
Goal 4: Build or Retrofit 50 Million Square Feet of Green Buildings
Goal 5: Divert 100% of waste from Landfill and Convert Waste to Energy
Goal 6: Recycle or Beneficially Reuse 100% of our Wastewater
Goal 7: Adopt a General Plan with Measurable Standards for Sustainable Development
Goal 8: Ensure that 100 Percent of public Fleet Vehicles Run on Alternative Fuels
Goal 9: Plant 100,000 New Trees and Replace 100 Percent of Our Streetlights with Smart, Zero Emission Lighting
Goal 10: Create 100 Miles of Trails connecting with 400 miles of on-street bikeways
 
This comprehensive graph shows how we’ve been doing since 2007.
 
Overall Green Vision Progress
 
To learn more about these metrics, view individual Green Vision Goal pages.